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Learn the best ways to market your brand with the use of promotional marketing products. Our blog gives you the best tips on ordering the right marketing merchandise to increase brand awareness within your target market. From creative marketing ideas to case studies of how others have used promotional items to promote their brand, we give you clear direction in aligning your promotional product campaign with your overall business goals.

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How To Keep Your Webcam Covered | ePromos


Webcams revolutionized the way we communicate. Now, you can hold a business meeting with someone overseas from the comfort of your office. The technology is so useful that almost every computer ships with a camera built in.

But webcams also pose a security risk. Since they’re everywhere, they present a tempting target to hackers who might want to spy on your business. If they get access, they could take pictures of you, your business, or even your family. Creepy, we know! But we have a stylish solution that helps to keep you secure.

Now, maybe you saw that picture of Mark Zuckerberg’s computer with tape over the camera. In fact, you might already use a post-it note or sticker on your own webcam. Unfortunately, these low-tech solutions don’t last very long. If you’re not careful, the tape will wear out and fall off your camera. Over time, they’ll also leave a sticky residue that’s difficult to clean.

ePromos’ webcam covers are a sophisticated alternative. Our webcam covers are some of the thinnest on the market but still provide maximum protection.

Security Slide-Action Webcam Cover

It’s User-Friendly

At ePromos, we chose our webcam covers carefully, only selecting options that were user friendly. This promotional slide-action camera cover is so easy to install, anyone can do it!
1. Simply remove the tape that is covering the strong adhesive strip.
2. Position the cover over the webcam.
3. Press down firmly for a few seconds.
4. Slide open or closed with on simple finger movement.

Whenever you’re not using your camera, simply slide the cover closed and enjoy the peace of mind security brings. The plastic protects your office or home from prying eyes. Whenever you want to video chat with someone, slide open the cover and you’re ready to go!

Protects Your Camera Lens

Unlike a sticker or tape, the slide-action cover never comes in contact with your webcam’s lens. This means that, when you’re ready to use it, your webcam is as clean and scratch free as the day you bought it. In fact, an additional benefit of the webcam cover is to protect the camera lens from scratches. Made of high-grade durable plastic, these covers can last the life of your laptop or PC.

Ultra-thin hardware

Despite the slide-action design, these webcam covers feature an ultra-slim profile. This means that most people who use one can still close their laptop without any issues. The sleek design also makes them a perfect to cover the camera on your tablet and smart TV. The design even works with some cell phones!

Note: If a laptop does not close completely it can damage the screen. If the webcam cover prevents your laptop from closing, do not attempt to force the shell to close.

The Perfect Promotional Giveaway

These promotional camera covers are useful and affordable. More importantly, they offer the priceless gift of security. Perfect for tablets, laptops, desktops, or smart TV’s, they can be the perfect giveaway. Whether you’re at a tech conference, trade show, or have a booth at a college campus, everyone will love these webcam covers.

At ePromos, you can customize these slide-action covers with your company logo or name. Then, when your customers use them, your name appears directly above their screen. Your logo’s literally in their face, but they’ll love you for it because you gave them security and peace of mind.

Product Specifications

The approximate size of our webcam cover is 1.5”x5/8” and is available in gray, black or white. The imprint area is ¾”x1/4”, highlighting your one-color logo that is pad printed onto the webcam cover. Ask your Brand Consultant for more details.


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Make an Impression with Executive Gift Ideas from ePromos


What do you get the person who has everything? At ePromos, our collection of executive gifts is sure to please everyone. Any time of the year is a great time to deliver a unique and tasteful gift to VIPs. Popular suggestions this year are gifts with Bluetooth technology or exceptional laptop accessories. We have something for any exec, no matter how expensive their tastes. From bluetooth devices to premium accessories, we’ve got you covered. No matter what event you’re purchasing these gifts for, you’ll find something they’ll love at ePromos.

Commemorate Special Occasions

Your company can celebrate any special occasion with a commemorative gift for employees. We can’t think of a better way to recognize a business anniversary. Celebrate your employees’ years of service and thank them for their contributions. Our gift options are perfect for making a milestone memorable, while also fitting into the budget.

JournalBook® Power Gift Set


Here is one of the finest journal sets that features a highly visible imprint area for your brand. This set is the perfect gift idea for commemorating an event, anniversary or birthday. The journal has 80 sheets of lined paper with a ribbon page marker to keep their place. An accordion pocket on the sleeve gives them plenty of room to store loose paper. The matching ball point pen will help them record their thoughts with premium black ink. The gift set also includes a power bank made of sturdy aluminum and packed with 2,200 mAh of power. This way, they can keep their phone or tablet topped off if they prefer taking notes digitally.

Reward Your Top Performers

Give your employees something special to reward a job well done. These physical reminders will show them how much you appreciate their work for years to come. The premium quality of our executive gifts make them unforgettable momentos.

Wooden Bluetooth Speaker 

The natural wood construction gives these Native Wooden Bluetooth speakers warm, earthy tones. Two 3-Watt audio speakers fill any room with high-quality sound. This unit easily connects to a smartphone, laptop, tablet, or other device from up to 33 feet away. There is also a built-in music control on the speaker set. This gift includes a micro USB to USB charging cable and an auxiliary cable. Coworkers can enjoy up to three hours of music at maximum volume on a single charge.

Thank Loyal Employees

When you need to thank employees, we’ll help you find a unique gift that sets you apart from every other employer. These rewards are an easy way to encourage employees throughout the year. Let them know they are valuable to your company! Executive gifts are also great for a leadership team. Thoughtful executive gifts keep employees motivated and strengthen teamwork. A positive impact on your business deserves thanks.

Stainless Steel Copper Insulated Tumbler 

Employees will appreciate the 30-ounce mega capacity of this insulated tumbler. You’ll appreciate the company’s logo getting mega brand exposure. The first thing one notices is the sleek spinning geometric design. Next, you’ll see the tumbler has an easy-to-sip, snap-on lid. The stainless-steel liner and copper insulation keep beverages hot for 6 hours and cold for 24 hours.

Annual Award Ceremonies

Let’s not forget executive gifts are perfectly-suited for annual awards. Get customized gifts for any occasion, including Sales Associate of the Year and Employee of the Month. Reward outside the box thinking with an “Innovator” prize for an inventive suggestion from a talented team member.

True Wireless Earbuds and PowerCase


Here is a must-have for every traveler. They are the perfect award for top performers. Simply sync the wireless earbuds and connect via Bluetooth. The carrying case also doubles as a charging station. And once the case charges, it is usable as a portable charger for the earbuds. The case is capable of charging the earbuds from 0 to 100% twice on one charge. Bluetooth working range is 33 feet. Playback time at full volume is two hours. Charging time is 1/2-hour for the earbuds and 2 hours for the PowerCase. Charging cable and small/medium ear tips included.

Impress new prospects or loyal clients

When making a good impression matters, get them something unforgettable. Every business has partners, prospects, or clients they want to impress. Our executive gifts will exceed their expectations, but not your budget.

Kenneth Cole® Computer Backpack 

Get the best brand exposure by gifting this to business associates. This computer backpack has multiple large compartments. The main compartment, with a padded sleeve, holds most 15.6” laptops. There is also a padded pocket for an iPad or tablet. Everyone will appreciate the front zippered pocket with soft lining, sized to hold a smartphone. Additional pockets and slots are ideal for holding other business accessories and keys. Plus, there are two exterior mesh pockets for water bottles. Adjustable, padded backpack straps and carry handles. Kenneth Cole® branding and lining complete the details.

ePromos handles any unique executive company gifts – we’re a one stop shop for all your corporate gifting needs. Executive gifts create an exciting and effective marketing campaign. They have far more longevity than any other form of advertising. Whatever the executive type gift you need, you will find them right here! Not sure where to start? Not a problem! Our team of experienced brand consultants will help you find the perfect executive giveaway.


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How to Build Relationships Before, During & After the Holidays


From giving thanks, to giving gifts, to celebrating the new year, the entire holiday season is a time to spread delight! Giving gifts during the holiday season is about building long-term relationships with customers. It is not just putting your logo on a memento. Although it really is the thought that counts, put some careful thought into the gifts you are buying. When you want to show appreciation for individuals who have touched your business in the past year, look to our wonderland of ideas. Here you’ll find gifts to promote your business before, during and after the holiday season.

  • Before: A lot of spending occurs during the holidays. The trick is to get your customers to spend with you and not your competitors. Entice them with a branded gift-with-purchase.
  • During: The holidays are a popular time to advertise. So, it’s important to put thought into your marketing campaign. Share the joy and strengthen customer relationships by thanking customers with an impressive gift.
  • After: Bring your promotions into the new year to keep relationships strong. You want to appeal to the everyday emotions while also standing out from the crowd. There are fun gift options for home, the office and outdoor events that can showcase your brand.

Winter Wonderland of Inspiration

The seasons of giving are fast approaching. Let us help you find a gift your coworkers and customers will actually enjoy. Here are a few of those brilliant products to keep the momentum growing for customer acquisition and retention.

The best the 2017 holiday season has to offer:

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean the adventures cease. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate a gift to keep them warm and help them survive winter! You can encourage outdoor excursions from skiing the slopes, to tailgating, to enjoying the beauty of nature. Let your logo kick off winter exploration with a The North Face Jacket. This jacket is the ultimate mid-weight option for active outdoor adventures! To keep spreading the warmth throughout the year, ePromos also carries scarves and touch-screen gloves.

If you’re like many of us at ePromos, cooler weather means we move indoors and let our gourmet out. Let your logo make an appearance when customers take time during the snowfall to host a party, create a wine event or enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. To get you started in our gourmet promotional products, look at our Hot Chocolate on a Spoon. Delicious Belgian chocolate ensures your brand is noticed on a cold day. Clear the dining room table. Moving indoors also means it’s time for games, puzzles and artistic endeavors like grown-up coloring books. Fun times at home will leave a great impression on your brand.

Everyone has places to go. If your business wants to inspire the wanderlust in your customers, give away Pelican® Traveler Tumblers. They will encourage a year filled with warm beverages your customers can bring wherever the season takes them. Other ideas for traveling are emergency auto kits, charging accessories and travel alarm clocks.

Don’t dread shopping for gifts for your customers. It’s cold out, but the game is on. Customers will head to the stadium in your gift of warmth. This toasty Pom-Pom Beanie is as unique as you are and will give you the attention you desire! Hats are an appropriate gift for six months of chilly weather. To show appreciation, look for meaningful business gifts that will create lasting memories well into the new year. Some more personal ideas include photo frames, portfolios or desktop accessories.

Maybe your target market prefers to hunker down at home. If you are looking for a gift with a personal touch, a gift that will find its way home, give a gift of comfort. One idea is the Plaid Sherpa-Lined Blanket. This extraordinary blanket will hang around the homebody household for years to come. But, we have other gifts for the home like branded candles, night lights and essential oils too.

Have you found what you’re looking for? ePromos has thousands of unique products. These promotions will end your business year with a bang and cheer on a tremendous 2018!


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Cover Your Cam! Sliding Webcam Cover Secures Privacy


The first webcam ever created was at Cambridge University to help researchers feed their coffee habit. Seriously! In 1991, engineers pointed the first webcam at the coffee pot in the Computer Science Department. Then, anyone in the office could log in and see if fresh coffee was available. This way, they didn’t have to waste any time walking to the break room if there wasn’t coffee waiting.

Today, webcams are far more useful. In fact, you can find them on almost every laptop, tablet and phone. The tiny cameras allow you to capture video, or talk face to face with someone on the other side of the world. Unfortunately, the ability to record sound and video also makes them a tempting target.

If a hacker infects your PC with a virus, they might be able to turn your webcam on and off without your knowledge. They can even disable the green recording light so you’ll have no idea whether it’s recording. Once they activate the camera, they’ll be able to see and hear everything in the webcam’s field of vision. The exploit is so common that it has it’s own name: camfecting.

Webcam Covers Offer Security 

If webcams are such a security risk, how can you keep you and your family safe? Chances are your laptop and tablet have their camera’s built in so removing them isn’t an option. The best line of defense against would-be eavesdroppers is to cover your webcam.

When we say cover your webcam, we’re not talking about DIY solutions! Tape and post it notes lose their stickiness overtime, meaning you risk exposure. Once they fall off, you’re unprotected until you remember to replace the tape. In addition to being insecure, tape looks unprofessional.

The smarter solution is to use a webcam cover, like those available at ePromos.

Made from durable plastic, our custom webcam covers offer privacy from prying eyes. They also make great marketing tools, since you can add a custom logo to the cover that sits above your client’s screen. A small cover slides over the camera, an intuitive design that also keeps the lens protected from dust and scratches.

If you’re looking for a promotional item for your next event, webcam covers are a smart choice. Build brand loyalty by showing you care about security. In addition, your logo will be prominently features whenever they use their PC.

Add value to your gift by including other security best practices:

Set strong passwords. This is one of the best ways to protect your information online. Creating strong passwords can take some time, but it’s always worth it. After all, if you protect your devices, you protect the webcam too. Most external webcams have the option of requiring a password to function. Use this and set a strong password that is unique to the webcam.

Don’t click on links. Unless you’re expecting someone to send you a link, never click on them. One common hack occurs on facebook, where computers become infected after a user clicks on a controversial headline.

Don’t Agree To Install Unknown Software. If you do click on a link, or you get a popup asking you to install software, don’t. A virus might pretend to be a warning from an antivirus program telling you to install a “cleaner.” Another popular tactic is someone shares what looks like a file that asks you to install a new program to read it.

Install anti-virus software. A good start to protecting a computer is to install a first line of defense: anti-virus software. Think of this software as a security system for your business or your family.

Update software and firmware. Updates are important because they include fixes. Most hackers rely on outdated software as a way to access your webcam. These exploits become harder when you keep everything up to date.

Call the experts. If you think someone hacked your webcam, speak with an expert. A professional can scan your system and deal with any viruses they find.

Turn it off! Not even the best hacker in the world can see into your life if you power down your devices when they are not in use.

Don’t forget your mobile devices! Your cellphone and tablet have cameras too. Follow the same safety tips on these devices as you do on your regular PC.

In today’s digital world, security is something that everyone should care about. Webcam covers give clients, employees, and prospects a simple way to keep their personal information safe.

Keep your customers loyal by providing them with a safe, secure and private online presence, call ePromos at 877-377-6667.

 

 


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Here’s What They’ll Love! Custom Chocolate Boxes with Sea Salt Caramels


Are you looking for a delectable way to show your appreciation? Give the gift of irresistible sea-salted caramels covered in creamy milk or lusciously dark chocolate. At ePromos, each package of Sea Salt Chocolate Covered Caramels includes 32 delectable pieces. Delivered in a box with your custom imprinting, this is a gift that recipients won’t forget.

The goal of any marketing campaign is to reach your target audience. You want them to know of your brand and to associate your company with things they like. Finding what your customers like isn’t always easy, but everyone loves candy! Delight your audience with buttery-smooth caramel coated in rich chocolate, topped off with just a hint of sea salt. The result is a treat that your clients, employees and family members will never forget.

Satisfy your clients’ sweet tooth with a custom box of chocolate filled with 32 delicious morsels. Each piece of velvety smooth caramel and chocolate is a mini indulgence. Perfect for the holidays, our 32ct box makes a great gift idea year round! Order them for Valentine’s day, to celebrate employee milestones, or as corporate awards. We guarantee anyone who gets one of our delicious custom boxes will love you for it. These candies are a delicious way to memorialize any occasion.

Chocolate is a wonderful way to say “hello” to new clients or introduce your brand to new prospects. It’s also a welcome gift for your existing clients to thank them for a successful year. Make any day on the calendar and any relationship better with chocolate.

Here’s another idea: add some luxury to your next event with chocolate covered sea salt caramels! From corporate banquets to office parties, these custom morsels are sure to be a hit. Grab attention with our colorful custom packaging, and leave a lasting, tasty impression.

We let you customize the package, choosing a ribbon and imprinting it with your logo, company name, or slogan. Our brand consultants will make your chosen design look elegant on the band you choose. Set against a sophisticated red foil box, the result is a presentation that’s sure to leave an impression.

The imprint area on the band is 4″ x 2.5″, so there is plenty of room to showcase your logo. The entire gorgeous box is 11.25” square and 1.75” in height. Our gourmet caramels are Kosher Certified and can last for up to a year when properly stored.

If you want to hand out chocolates at a trade event or party, check out our smaller 4-piece box. You get the same delicious chocolates in a custom-logo box that’s built for travel.

Give your brand a decadent boost that’s sure to impress. Chocolates are a sweet way to remind your clients that you’re a great company to work with.


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2017 Geek Gadget Gift Guide


Tech Promotional Items Gift Guide 2017 | ePromos

With the holidays fast approaching, you might start wondering, “What’s the best gift to give?” Whether you’re shopping for your customers, employees, prospects, family or friends, you want something they’ll love. Finding the perfect gift can take time, so it’s never too early to start looking.

The holidays are also a great time to wow your clients with something impressive! The right promotional gift can help you delight employees, strengthen business ties, or find new prospects. Use the season to spread good cheer, even as you celebrate your brand.

In today’s digital world, we’re all at least a little bit of a “tech geek.” This holiday season, surprise your tech-savvy market with promotional gifts they’ll love. We offer solutions for everyone from the picky tech geek who knows about everything to the nerd who always has the latest gizmo. Looking for something for a promotional giveaway? We have ideas for that too! Get gifts everyone will love at prices perfect for every marketing budget. Browse our top five tech picks that will make gift-giving fun again!

1. PopSockets

Number 1 on our Geek Gadget list is PopSockets. These multi-functional gifts are sure to impress any techie in your life. Not only are Popsockets a handy grip for all types of devices, they double as a media stand, allowing users to multitask in “hands-free” mode. You can also use these nifty gadgets to store your earbuds tangle-free. PopSockets make sharing easy! Put them under your favorite device to slide it across the table to someone else.

But be careful: playing with PopSockets is addictive! They are great stress busters and fun to fiddle with. Made from  polycarbonate, TPU and polyurethane, these promo items are easy to wash or clean. They even help protect your phone! The design acts as a barrier if your customers mistakenly put their phone on a wet vanity. Each PopSocket comes with PopTek Technology. A reusable adhesive pad uses residue-free gel to pair with a phone. You read that correctly! The pad is reusable and the gel leaves no sticky residue.

2. Security Slide Action Webcam Covers

Have a computer geek who cares about security? Surprise them with a Security Slide Action Webcam Cover. These tiny devices slide open and closed to cover the camera on any computer. Gift recipients with that extra peace of mind and privacy. These hot holiday apparatuses will definitely show customers that you care about their safety. Our Webcam Cover is made of durable plastic, and the strong adhesive makes sure it stays on.

3. Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headphones

There’s a lot of commotion and a lot of chatter all around us. Whether you’re outside or working in an office, everyone wants just a little peace and quiet. Our ePromos’ Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headphones offer a moment of serenity. Impress your elite customers with something they can use everyday. These headphones reduce ambient noise and give the wearer a quiet environment.

The sound quality is dynamic stereo sound with 10 hours of play time.  These headphones also have an integrated microphone with volume control  buttons. Compatible with most audio devices, including cellphones, users can take a call hands-free from up to 30 feet away! Each pair of premium promotion headphones comes with a zippered travel case. Inside, a mesh pocket keeps your charging and audio cords tangle free. We ship these headphones pre-packaged in a gift box, making them the perfect item for year-end giving!

4. Toddy Gear® Cell Phone Wallet and Cleaning Cloth

Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to buy everyone on your list. So, take the worries out of this decision-making process with something almost everyone will love: the Toddy Gear® Cell Phone Wallet and Cleaning Cloth. Toddy Gear® is the next level of cool in tech world. Keep a cleaning cloth always within reach, thanks to a removable wallet that rests on the back of your phone. Remove and reattach the microfiber cloth easily, keeping any phone screen sparkling clean.  The silicone cell phone wallet attaches to your phone with strong 3M self-adhesive. The wallet uses an adhesive that can stick to any surface, without creating a sticky mess. Promotional phone wallets are perfect for holding credit cards, IDs, business cards, and more!

5. Bluetooth Speaker Knit Beanie

This final brand reminder made our Top 5 List because “baby it’s cold outside” this time of year. If you’re looking for something trendy to give out at your holiday party this year, the Bluetooth Speaker Knit Beanie might be it! This tech-savvy headwear seems to do it all. Yes, it’s a warm hat. But, it also has built-in Bluetooth technology that transmits up to 32 feet. This allows you to listen the game or walk to work with your playlist. It’s impressive six-eight hours of playback time will not let you down! And your embroidered logo will add an additional touch of sophistication.

All of these Geek Gadgets are an affordable way to carry your message out into the community you serve. If you’re still looking for some ideas, consider browsing our corporate gift selection by price, theme, industry, or even by color. These gifts will help ensure your company’s name stays top of mind long after the holidays are over.